Brussels, 28 Feb 2003
A workshop entitled 'knowledge transfer from university to industry' will take place in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, on 10 and 11 April.
The event, which has been organised by the innovation relay centre (IRC) for innovating regions in Europe (IRE), aims to identify direct and indirect ways of knowledge transfer from universities to firms.
A number of successfully implemented European university and industry cooperation schemes will be presented at the workshop with a view to demonstrating how academic knowledge can be exploited in favour of local companies.
The schemes to be presented include:
- the regional information and technological promotion system of Madrid;
- Shannon region knowledge network, which brings together the regional development agency and four higher education institutions to strengthen innovation support;
- FIRST scheme in Wallonia for fostering the mobility of individuals between university and companies;
- TULI process in Finland which identifies commercially viable ideas within publicly funded research;
- promotion of spin-offs in the Overijssel's Twente area.
The conference will look at the critical factors lying behind the success of these regional schemes.
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